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Men’s Team of the Week: Tournament Heroes

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: November 15, 2016

Conference tournaments wrapped up on Monday and there were a number of individuals who did it all for their teams to keep the season alive for another week. TopDrawerSoccer highlights some of the best individual performances in this edition of the TDS Men’s Division I Team of the Week. 

TDS Men’s Player of the Week: Daniel Musovski, UNLV  

TDS Men’s Team of the Week (Nov. 7-13)

GK Kevin Marquez, Cal State Northridge(m) - Marquez was named the Big West Tournament MVP after his stellar performances on the way to claiming the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The senior goalkeeper was at his best in the championship game against Cal State Fullerton as the Matadors claimed a 2-1 win in double overtime. 

D Nicholas Hinds, Akron - When the season was on the line, the freshman defender rose to the occasion. Hinds, an alum of the Sounders Academy, scored both goals in Akron’s 2-1 win over Buffalo in the MAC Tournament Championship. It was his first multi-goal game of his college career. 

D Alex Crognale, Maryland - Crognale was named the Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP after a pair of stellar performances last week. Crognale, and his dominance in the air, helped Maryland claim the conference honor against difficult conditions in Indiana in the semifinal and final. 

D Bernardo Mattos, Albany - Mattos was named the Most Outstanding Player for the America East Tournament after leading an Albany defense that did not allow a goal over the course of the two games. 

D Thomas de Villardi, Delaware - The senior defender was the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Performer as the Blue Hens knocked off William & Mary in a close 2-1 battle in the champions on Sunday in order to secure an automatic berth to the Big Dance and keep the season alive. 

M Chris Wehan, New Mexico - The senior midfielder earned Conference USA Tournament MVP honors after leading the Lobos to the championship. Wehan scored once in the final and twice during the run to the title. 

M Jair Espinoza, Coastal Carolina - Espinoza was named the Sun Belt Tournament MVP after leading the Chanticleers to the championship. The sophomore midfielder scored the game-winner in the title game against Georgia State. 

M Ian Harkes, Wake Forest - Harkes was named the ACC Tournament MVP after leading Wake Forest to the conference crown on Sunday. The talented midfielder scored in the first half in the championship game against Clemson. 

F David Goldsmith, Butler - Goldsmith was named the Big EAST MVP after his play during the conference tournament, which Butler won over Creighton on Sunday. Goldsmith had the assist on the game-winning goal in the final. 

F Ethan Kutler, Colgate - Five goals in three games was enough for Colgate and Kutler to keep the season alive. The senior forward led Colgate to the Patriot League championship and capture the Patriot League Tournament MVP honors. 

F Daniel Musovski, UNLV - The talented forward scored twice on Sunday in a 2-1 win over Air Force, which sent the Rebels into the NCAA Tournament. The junior forward captured the WAC Tournament MVP for the second time in his collegiate career. 

 
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